MagpieMadness offers beautiful hand-made jewelry that is fashionable and affordable. I specialize in turquoise, crystal, pearls and semi-precious gems. I really enjoy working with silver, vintage bronze, and antiqued copper. Each piece is carefully crafted in my studio with attention given to style, design, and quality. Magpie creates wedding party jewelry, offers home parties, and provides custom-design.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Eye of Tiger II SOLD

Another repeat since the original is now adorning a very happy neck:)
Eye of Tiger II is a wee bit shorter at 16 (plus two) inches long. Tiger's Eye, Faceted Czech Glass, and bronze wire and vintage bronze pendant. Necklace $33, Earrings $10 (and we do have several editions of these Tiger's Eye earrings).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time to Shine...Vintage Copper Edition SOLD

Time to Shine...Vintage Copper Edition is just as timeless as its bronze counterpart. Deliciously shiny faceted Czech glass, vintage copper wire, and a really fun tick tock clock toggle clasp/pendant. Additionally, I hung a few extra inches of bling right from the toggle. Can be worn long or doubled (as shown). 32 inches long to the clasp.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nightingale III SOLD

Couldn't get enough of Keat's pensive little nightingale! So, here's another edition, very similar to our first. 36.5 inches of the fantastic, all natural crazy lace agate, carved rosewood, creamy coin pearls, czech glass and vintage bronze wire. Everywhere I go people comment on my Nightingale. Necklace $52, Earrings $12 (with swarovski crystals). I do have several pair of earrings which complement this set if you'd prefer a differnt style.

Monday, March 26, 2012

With All My Heart SOLD


It's so right
When I see the love in your eyes
All that I wanna do
Baby is to spend my life with you
and I know
As long as there is tomorrow
I'll be loving you right from the start (With all my heart)
It's so right
When I see the love in your eyes
All that I wanna do
Baby is to spend my life with you
And I know
As long as there is tomorrow
I'll be loving you right from the start
With all my heart...


31 inches of Black Onyx hearts, antiqued silver boxes, and silver wire and connectors. Necklace $36, Earrings $10

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Harmony SOLD

16 inches to the pendant (I can add an extender chain if desired). Chrysoprase, antiqued silver, freshwater pearls, and a little Czech glass shine.  Harmony is the romantic pairing of two little birds sharing a branch. Necklace $33, Earrings $10

*The birds are accidentally facing the linen bust instead of turned out!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Inspiration SOLD

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake


Be inspired to fly high! Created in Vintage Bronze, Inspiration is 20 inches to the pendant and sparkles with Caribean Blue Swarovski crystals.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lullaby SOLD

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb


27 inches Vintage Bronze Chain, an oval pendant with a dangling crystal and finished with Capri blue Swarovski crystals adjacent to a lobster clasp finish.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Meadowlark Bracelet SOLD

and while you're at it...here's something to crow about, the Meadowlark bracelet for only $25. Vintage bronze chain, a few larks, blue and cream freshwater coin pearls, Czech glass, and Swarovski crystals.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Merry Meadowlark SOLD

The Merry Meadowlark is a delightful chorus of blue and cream freshwater coin pearls, faceted Czech glass, a few Swarovski crystals, vintage bronze wire and charming vintage bronze pendant. The necklace measures 17.5 inches (plus two) to the top of the pendant. You'll enjoy the earrings, too. Spend the morning...out on a lark:) SOLD


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nightingale II SOLD

Voice like a nightingale...Hans Christian Anderson's originale tale educates us with the simple brown nightingale who sings so beautifully he is invited into the king's palace, only to be replaced with a bejeweled mechanical bird, much more asthetically pleasing. But in the end, only the original nightingale, with his sweet and free song, can bring the dying king from the brink of death.


22 inches long. Symmetrically arranged natural Crazy Lace Agate, freshwater coin pearls, Czech glass, and vintage bronze wire.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ode to a Nightingale SOLD


’Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
But being too happy in thine happiness,—
That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees,
In some melodious plot
Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
Singest of summer in full-throated ease

In Ode to a Nightingale, John Keats writes beautifully the nightingale's ability to live through his song.
Thus named, this necklace captures the simple beauty of the Nightingale, yet maintains its mortal feet in the close connection to the earth with natural Crazy Lace Agate, carved rosewood, freshwater pearls, and vintage bronze wire. 36.5 inches long. This photograph simply does not do credit to the natural beauty of these stones. Necklace is $49, Earrings $12

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We're Going to the Birds



All our pieces this week have bird names, so it seemed only fitting to regail you with a few birdie witticisms. So, don't get madder than a wet hen, browse my pretties, feather your nest, and choose something to crow about!

Birds of a feather flock together.

The early bird catches the worm.

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

One swallow does not make a summer

Friday, March 9, 2012

Earl Gray I and II SOLD

Adding to our Earl Gray collection are two delicate reminders of te world's greatest tea...ever:) Both are 8.5 inches long and can bed adjusted in size with the lobster clasp and dangle with clear rock quartz coins, blue sodalite, soft gray freshwater pearls, and more!

Earl Gray I features an antiqued silver cross charm and Earl Gray II added tiny czech glass beads.

SOLD

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Amber Waves of Grain SOLD


O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
                 from America the Beautiful

Waves of vintage copper chain, creme magnesite, coppery coin pearls, freshwater potato pearls, all falling 30-31 inches. Can be worn in double strands to twisted for a shorter style.  


Earrings (coordinate with Amber or Primavera)




Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Primavera SOLD

As fresh and crisp as a juicy spring salad, Primavera, I word I typically associate with pasta at an Italian restaurant, ushers in more warm thoughts of spring. Green and creme magnesite, vintage copper chain, wee touches of bling with Swarovski crystals for 30 inches of bold color.



Monday, March 5, 2012

Ode to Spring SOLD

In a call for the sweet sounds of Spring, Ode to Spring blends vintage copper accents and chain with gorgeous berry-pink/red magnesite rounds and charming green barrels, coppery coin pearls, freshwater potatoe pearls and Swarovski crystals. In this asymetrical design, you'll enjoy all 34 inches of light-weight fun.

Necklace $37, Earrings $12 SOLD

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bridal Blush SOLD

It's been over thirteen years since I was a bride; however, my heart was warmed by these innocent pink opals, delicate rose Biwa stick pearls, the touches of vintage copper and matte shine given off by faceted fire polished Czech glass. Oh yeah, don't forget carved rosewood rounds carefully added for a natural beauty. As lovely as the subtle blush rising upon the cheeks of a new bride approaching her true love.
Necklace is 36 inches long and finished with an antiqued copper toggle clasp.

Necklace $43, Earrings $12

Thursday, March 1, 2012

San Diego Sunset SOLD

We've had a few days of incredibly rare rain here in San Diego. This evening we were treated to the glorious San Diego sunset...pinks, subtle shades of golden brown and copper hues. There's no place like home! 16.5+2 inches long. Striated pink magnesite, Vintage Rose Swarovski crystal, czech glass, highlighting an antiqued copper pendant.